The livelihoods assessment will support the design of a child-sensitive livelihood assistance program to prompt livelihoods restoration and prevent, or reduce, the use of negative coping strategies, which are potentially harmful for children. The program will target the same vulnerable households receiving a child-sensitive cash assistance.
This initiative falls under SCI global agenda that seeks to demystify the risks and opportunities that cash-based assistance may entail to reduce the risks of family separation.
To complete this livelihoods assessment SCI Cambodia led a livelihood desk review, a household economic survey to 823 households already receiving case management services, 5 focus group discussions with 35 social workers and an assessment of 14 training providers.
The results show that the socio-economic situation of already vulnerable households has been further exacerbated with the closure of businesses, increased unemployment, a lower demand in key sectors and the subsequent loss of revenues. Poor and near-poor households are on the rise.